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    A bit Cloudy

    Hello from Seattle! We have some hot (for us) weather, which is great for pool swimming! In case my signature didn't work - I have a 9 x 18 Intex pool, about 4800 gal. My numbers have been good, but I'm starting to see a little cloudiness. I use the TF-100 test kit. I had a bunch of boys swimming yesterday, so I did the test last night:

    Fc: 2.0

    CC: .5

    TC: 2.5
    TA: 110
    CYA: 40
    Ph: 7.5

    The calculator said to add 36 oz bleach. This morning it was better, but not crystal clear. I cleaned the filter last night, but I checked the intake filter in the pool, which was completely clogged. Could that be contributing to the cloudiness?
    Sharon
    Seattle, WA; 9x18 Intex Ultra Frame, 4,800 gal; AG; Krystal Clear Model 635T Filter Pump; Bought 2013; TF-100 Test Kit

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    Re: A bit Cloudy

    Yes and all of the "additions" the boys added to your pool LOL

    What was the intake filter clogged with? (I am not familiar with Intex pools so would like to learn about it.)

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    Re: A bit Cloudy

    Bugs, hair, you name it. I think the basket wasn't catching everything. Probably need to clean it out regularly.
    Sharon
    Seattle, WA; 9x18 Intex Ultra Frame, 4,800 gal; AG; Krystal Clear Model 635T Filter Pump; Bought 2013; TF-100 Test Kit

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    Re: A bit Cloudy

    Before a big swim day take your FC up to 10ppm. When they're finished take it up to 10 again. 2-3 hours later take it up to 10 again. You will be good for the next party.

    Remember that it is safe to swim when FC is between miminum and shock level, Pool School - Chlorine / CYA Chart
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    Re: A bit Cloudy

    OK great advice! Will definitely do that. Thanks so much!
    Sharon
    Seattle, WA; 9x18 Intex Ultra Frame, 4,800 gal; AG; Krystal Clear Model 635T Filter Pump; Bought 2013; TF-100 Test Kit

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    Re: A bit Cloudy

    And, it helps to run your filter when they are done swimming. When I have a bunch of people over, I always bump my chlorine up higher than normal and I've never had a problem. Good luck and welcome to TFP.
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